Sunday, September 24, 2006

The doll house

The Doll House, as some of us have come to call the house, on the corner of New Jersey and Q, is up for sale. $649K. The market will give it what the market will give.
This might be the third time I noticed it was up on the market in the 5 or so years I have lived in the neighborhood. Today was the first time I actually went inside the house.
We've called it the doll house because it is small inside. But it is so darned cute! It's got a little porch. A little kitchen with a curvy fridge. Period touches. You are aware that it is small but the space is well used.
This weekend we (B. and IT) ventured over to 555 Mass Ave to look at the condos there. The way the model was staged the vibe that was expressed could only be described as 'Sex in DCity'. The handbag shaped magazine holder in the living room, the style of the furnishings, the view of the city, and the "Sex in the City" book flipped on its pages on the nightstand kinda made it obvious who was the target audience. The doll house by comparision not really staged, more cleaned and neatened up, gave the impression of cozy quaint domesticity.
My favorites in the doll house were the bathrooms. One could imagine soaking in the tub, with lots of light streaming in as the sounds of life on New Jersey Ave (or at least the sound of the 96 bus) go by. One bathroom had a sliding door, so there was no space needed for a door to swing in or out. Because I'm in the planning stages of renovating I'm very curious about how others squeeze in a bathroom.


At 9/25/2006 6:37 AM, Anonymous JLC said...

I love that house too. We went to an open house the last time it was for sale a few years ago and were blown away by the quaintness. I think I recall that the woman who owned it before the present owner was an architect and she re-did everything to its current state.

At 9/25/2006 4:29 PM, Anonymous Liza said...

Is that the one with the tiers of little windows on the Q St side? When we used to walk down Q from 3rd to 14th, that was one of our favorite spots. So interesting and cute!

At 9/25/2006 7:04 PM, Blogger Mari said...

Yup that's the one.


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